Description

This behemuth is mostly used for gaming. I don't do much video rendering, which is why I didn't get a super high-end GPU. All in all, works awesome for gaming. Locked cores 5,6,7,8 because it's faster and better for gaming. CPU cooler is VERY loud, especially when gaming, no surprise there, though. Will be getting the EVO soon, hopefully that'll be better. As for the HDD's, they are not the actual ones that are in it because I took them out of two older PC's I had laying around. One has Linux on it and the other Windows 8.

Amazing PC, and not to expensive for most people. Would recommend a different case, unless you have the space for it. It's about 9 inches in width and 2 feet in length, being about 1 1/2" tall. (measured using the eye). I definitely recommend it if you have the space for it. Awesome case.

Like I said, it's great for gaming. That is all.

UPDATE

I now have to EVO installed, as you can see. It has an additional fan on the left side to pull the heat away from the cooler and expel it out from the fan directly behind it.

All temps were under a stress test. I used MSI Kombustor 2.4 for the GPU and IntelBurnTest for the CPU.

Thanks to everyone who gave me criticism (positive & negative). I'm happy with it and that's all that matters. :P

Thanks!!

Comments

  • 85 months ago
  • 5 points

$1300 could of gotten a 3770K and a 670, but if you like it, that's all that matters!

  • 85 months ago
  • -1 points

THANK YOU! I absolutely love. Are there better ones? Yeah. I really couldn't care less. Thanks!

  • 85 months ago
  • 6 points

exactly, some people don't understand the concept of constructive criticism, and if you like it, who really cares?

  • 85 months ago
  • -1 points

Yeah. Thanks man.

  • 85 months ago
  • 4 points

35 under load really vid card too i don't think so. LOL

run real temp and intel benchmark burn in test you will see thats not what you got under load for CPU. For your vid card run Kombuster and see also no where near what you posted.

ALl in all a good mid range pc at the best.

  • 85 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah, I find it hard to believe that the difference in temps for idle and load is 4 degrees.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I noticed. Trust me. Haha. I just got done playing GTA IV for about 4 hours and GPU is at 55 C; CPU is at 43 C. Thanks!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

for games yea thats nothing run the tests i said above and thats the top temp limits of your rig. playing a game dont stress it that much.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Depends on what game and how demanding it is.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

your missing the point when you post temps the low is when idle. high temps is stressing your PC to the max with said tools i posted above thats the standard my friend. that shows the max temps that your cooling system can go to.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Okay. I installed the EVO about an hour ago and did the stress tests. I've updated the build w/ pics and the results. Thanks for everything.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

behemoth*

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I figured I spelled that wrong. THANKS!

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

haha no problem. I've been thinking about getting an 8-core or 6-core AMD processor for my brother's computer, but been torn between that or an Intel i3/i5. Judging from your specs though, I'd say that the AMD isn't as bad as people say.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

They're really not. I still prefer an Intel CPU over an AMD, though. I got the 8-core for my 18th birthday, so I had to change my entire system. Haha. Oh well. Really, the only thing I don't like about the stock Heat-Sync is the face that it's so loud, only when I play games, though.

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  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

As far as I know, the i5 is the best for gaming, and the i7 is only significantly better for things that take advantage of hyper threading.

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  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I've already explained the storage...

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

i think you could have gone with 8gb of RAM, a cheaper case(although its sexy as ****) to get a better gpu.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

I know. I just wanted to know that I'll never max it out. 16 GB is damn-well future proof. Lol. I'll be getting a 660 or a 7970 soon, though.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

grab a 7970. you will be happy with it

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. Will do.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

If you locked 4 of the cores, why did you not just get a fx-4100 in the first place? The 4100 is literally just an 8150 with those cores disabled.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the 8-core for my 18th birthday. But, when games start being optimized for 8 cores, at least I know I'll be able to play them well enough.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

by the time games are optimized for eight cores, current gen cpu's will be incredibly out-dated

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably, but if I ever need to render video, it'll go a little faster.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

This is just a bad build. Period.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

What's so bad about it? Seems to be working just fine for the things I need it for.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Just because it works fine doesn't make it a "good" build. I pointed out so many reasons why its a bad build and you just defended and justified all of it... The worst thing about the build is the most expensive part... its top heavy and not on any part that matters.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Everyone's opinion on what is a "good" build and what is not is exactly that; their own opinion. This works for what I need it to and then some.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah but people's opinions can be wrong. Your argument about future proofing with 16GB of RAM is wrong, we'll be into DDR4 or 5 at least before games start using more than 8GB. Also, should of gone with Intel on this sort of budget and an SSD wouldn't go amiss.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Still, I think the RAM will last me for quite some time even if we are into DDR4-5 soon. I'm not really worried about it. The fact of the matter is, I got the AMD CPU for my birthday. I would've gone with an i5, had I not gotten that. I'll be upgrading to an SSD soon enough.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Some of your choices here are a little iffy. Especially the GPU for a gaming "behemoth." If you saved some money on the case (as awesome as it is), and some money on the RAM, you easily could have gotten a 670 or 7950.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll be selling this GPU sometime relatively and getting a 660, maybe even a 7970. I've thought about the price of the case for a while now and probably wasn't my best investment. Lol. Hopefully, it'll last for many PC's to come.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

$1322 for a gtx 550 ti and an FX-8150?The case and hard drive cost the most! Here is the price comparison for a gaming build. GPU>CPU>Motherboard/Case. You should have saved $167 on the case and put it on a GTX 670, or just saved the money.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. I know. I did my research. I didn't buy the HDD's. They came out of old PC's. In reality, I only spent about $1,000 on the whole build. I'll be getting a 660 or a 7970 soon...

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok good, it just pains me to see a 1k build without at least a GTX 660.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. That was kind of a budget thing. I'm saving up the money for a 7970.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Though I'm a few days late I cried a little when I saw this build. Its behemoth in size only and here is why. I think you purchased the case more on rose colored glasses looks then actual functionality. What would have made you a Behemoth "Gaming" PC is saving on the following: -$30 on motherboard choice -$40 on Ram (no gaming rig within the next 3-5 years will ever utilize 16GB) -$160 on case Total Savings = $230 +$50 to get i5-3570k because even with the 8150 turned off cores you still wont perform nearly as good. +130 on Graphics for a 7950 or GTX 670 on sale. The 660 compared to other cards is garbage because of its memory bandwidth.

This would have been a behemoth: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mn2g would also have let you Crossfire in the future by only adding another card, your build would need a new PSU along with a GPU upgrade. Just a few bucks more would have got you a 7970 or GTX 670 OC edition.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Here we go again.... This case is going to last for many PC's to come. Therefore, worth the $300. The graphics card was just to get things up and running. I'm getting a 7970 ASAP. ...and I can SLI this GPU if I want to... 16GB is well enough for quite some time. I'm going to be selling the PSU and the GPU to one of my friends when he gets the money and upgrading to a 7970 GPU and a Silverstone 1200W PSU.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

Your explination of why you purchased items does not invalidate my response infact it further proves that you tend to waste resources.
I gave clear and concise crticism where things could have been spent wiser and not wasted resources such as 16GB ram. Just because you can justify to yourself wasted resources doesn't make my response invalid at all infact quite the opposite. another example of wasted resource is you wanting a 1200W PSU. You do know that 2 7970's will run on 750W with room to spare?
Seems like you just like seeing big numbers like 16GB RAM!!! and 8 CORES!!! and 1200W!!!! OH EHM GEEE!!! none of which improve gaming at all and no games will barely utilize 8GB, hardly use 4Cores and nearly all SLI / Crossfire 2 card setups will not fully use a 750W powersupply.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I wasn't trying to be a **** or anything... I really wasn't. I was looking into the things you mentioned and I just decided to go with something else. I was doing a lot of research on these parts and I just decided to go with them based on the feedback mostly from Newegg. As for the PSU, I'm going with that Silverstone mostly because it's a good, fully modular power supply. I care nothing of the numbers, though knowing that I can have as many programs open at one time with room to spare with 16GB of RAM. As for the CPU, I said that I locked 4 of the cores on this thing because it's optimal for gaming. I know that games aren't going to use 8 cores anytime soon. So, I'm really sorry if I insulted you. I didn't mean any harm. Honestly.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

You aren't the first builder to be defensive of the bad choice of parts in their build and there is no other way to take your response when all it is, is defensive and a denial of facts as well as unreasonable and unlogical justification of choices. its your system, your money that you spent, so I guess justifying and blowing people off because you think its just opinion from those calling you out on a bad build is the only way to live with the choices. I don't care either way I just hope new builders don't ever take advice based on builds like this, especially ones who don't have money to waste on un needed parts.

There is the other option, possibly learning from the criticisms from more knowledgable builders, but from reading all your replies to everyone else I highly doubt that will ever happen.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I have read through alot of comments and noticed alot of negatives but here is my view on your build but also their comments

One comment that was made about RAM i have to agree because as he/she so rightly said, gaming rig's wont utilize 16gb in about 3-5 years (i heard this from someone else too). I would of just had 8gb (2x 4gb) which would of been saver for one but also well over the standard needed to play up to date games. I have heard though that we could see DDR4 come into place alot sooner so i could be wrong with agreeing with this comment.

I'm really rusty and been out of this business of PC building and gaming etc for about 5-6 years so im starting to learn alot in short space of time so if my comment seems dumb to some, then don't bother as i don't need to be told hahaha

Over all though not a bad rig, but could be better.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

$267 case for eh level gaming setup...waste of money, i would have put at least 167 of that into a better GPU, a 550 ti isnt that beastly

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to do the same, but I really wanted this case. ...and the 550Ti is amazing for the money. $100 for a GPU that can run almost every game that I throw at it on the highest settings? I'll take it. Thanks for the comment!

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't be sorry, man. I built this in 2012, and mostly agree with everyone here. Haha. I could update with all of the reason's I had the parts I had, but it would be pointless because no one would ever see them. I am currently in the process of upgrading it.

I got rid of AMD and went to intel. I got an MSI MPOWER mobo and a 4670K. I now have 500GB Samsung SSD. Other than that, everything is the same. I am working towards this (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2JGms), but since I am in college and broke, I have like, no money. Haha.

Anyways, thanks man. I appreciate the reply.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I painted the yellow heatsyncs red to match the theme I'm going towards (and because I hate yellow, haha). I'm eventually going to watercool everythng, and it's going to be a red, black, & white theme.

I was actually going to put my case on Ebay because I don't want it anymore. It's way too big, but I have to wait until I see a price for the Thermaltake Urban T81. If it's too much for my comfort, I'm just going to get the Urban S71.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, sorry for the late reply. I got really busy all of the sudden with work and stuff. Here's your pics! (http://imgur.com/mve3o7Y) (http://imgur.com/74qN797) They came out better than I thought they would, haha. I've never done anything like that before that, but I figured I'd give a go. I couldn't get it to stay smooth, so I decided to spike it. Ah well.. Haha. I like it.

Let me know what you think!